Akriti Sondhi is a Paris-based artist specializing in conceptual and still-life photography. His experimental projects often explore everyday phenomena with an acute interest in movement and colors.
Experimentation with oil and water to explore and understand the phenomenon of ‘rainbow puddle’ (iridescent colours being formed on the sides of roads on a rainy day) in a controlled environment. This project was influenced by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, which occurred in 2010 and had a devastating ecological impact which will require decades to recover. The effects of the oil spill were not just limited to marine animals and vegetation but also birds, and possibly affected the groundwater. It is in these puddles of oil and water that the project was born. This project is a reminder that something so beautiful (often resembling a rainbow or a nebula) can also cause so much damage. No CGI / paint/ any kind of pigment has been used for the iridescent colours.Akriti Sondhi